Friday, 28 March 2014

Book Review Stitch Mountain

Photo's from Amazon

Inspired by Olympic super-skiers and snowboarders, and the snowy slopes these athletes have conquered, Stitch Mountain showcases a beautiful collection of cozy, cold-weather knitwear. Thirty warm and stylish designs include hats, headbands, cowls, mittens, scarves and sweaters. Stunning photography captures dazzling Tahoe and Squaw Valley winter landscapes. Even non-athletes and weekend warriors will want to wear these! A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Stitch Mountain will be donated to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation to support year-round athlete training, development, competition and educational needs.

Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Sixth&Spring (7 Mar 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1936096676
ISBN-13: 978-1936096671

About the Author
Laura Zander is the co-founder and co-owner of Jimmy Beans Wool (, which Inc. magazine named as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the US for four years (2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012); it's also the first official yarn supplier to the US Olympic Snowboarding and Freeskiing teams for the 2014 Olympics. Zander was one of ten national winners of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial Winning Women for 2011. Her books include Knit Red, Sew Red and Crochet Red, which she conceived as part of her Stitch Red initiative to support The Heart Truth® Foundation to raise awareness and funds to fight heart disease.

A message from the U.S Ski and snowboard Association
A Perfect Match: Knitting and Winter Sports
Close Knit by Olympian Edie Thys Morgan
Peak Moments in US Winter Sports

 The Projects

Double Knit Cowl

Striped Sleeve Sweater

Twisted Stitch Mitts

Double Layer Hat

Striped Flip Top Mittens

Variegated Hat

Ruffle Scarf

Ribbed and Stripped Hat

Kitten Mittens

Nordic Hat

Gaiter and Mittens

Ribbed Ski Cap

Grandpa Vest

Snowflake Turtleneck

Slipper Sock

Personalised Headband

Sparkle Slouchy Hat

Cable and Garter Blanket

Whimsical Ski Hat

Spider Blanket

Slip Stitch Beanie

Slouchy Socks

Podium Pullover

Cabled Convertible Mittens

Snowflake Hat

Diamond Cowl

Ski Patrol Hoodie and Mittens

Reversible Cable Scarf

Fair Isle Ski Hat

Downhill Pullover

Knit Notes
Guide to Fibres for Cold Weather Knitting
Useful Information
Essential Techniques
Message from Red Heart and Rowan
Index, Additional Credits

Photo's from Ravelry


Stitch Mountain is a collection of 30 cold weather patterns. The instructions are clear  and the photographs in the book are beautiful and taken on the snowy slopes of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area.  The patterns in this book are for both beginners and the more experienced knitters.

A portion of the proceeds of sales will be donated to the US Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation to support year round training and competitions as well as educational and developmental needs.

Errata Stitch Mountain

Website Stitch Mountain

Stitch Mountain is available from Amazon

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